Monday, May 19, 2014

Transformation....

"Back in black I hit the sack
I been too long I'm glad to be back....I got nine lives cat's eyes
Using every one of them and runnin' wild
Cause I'm back"
                    ~AC/DC "Back in Black"~



Sorry for my absence lately but I needed an extended break after I released Seduction Book 2. I felt burnt out after the release and needed to step away and regain some clarity. 

Author's don't tell you that they spend an inordinate amount of time behind the scenes writing, editing, immersing themselves in social media and marketing. We do this in the name of trying to make you happy....because we love our readers and you're important to us. 

Unfortunately, I wasn't very happy after I released Seduction. I was fried. Burnt. Crispy. I didn't really like who I was. Tarrah Betts, the author, was cranky and short tempered. She was tired and up to her eyeballs in writing. 

So, I decided to distanced myself from all things literary for a little while. I took a little vacation from being an author and instead concentrated on being ME and you know what? I found that I kind of like Tarrah Betts, the person. 

In the past few months, I've found out that I'm kind of a badass :D Like a Crossfitting, Paleo eating, handstand holding badass. 

For real.

The first picture was me, last year when I was writing Seduction Book 2. I was overweight, stressed and very unhappy.
The second pic is me a couple of weeks ago. I've lost nearly 50lbs since that first picture was taken. How did I do it? No shakes, body wraps or low calorie food, that's for sure. I lost weight from a combination of following a Paleo diet, CrossFit and working hard in the gym. It was a lot of hard work but you know what? It was WORTH IT. I'm a much happier person now than I was in that first picture.

I guess the most important lesson that I took away from this whole experience is that it is important to have balance in life.

I'm back bitches!